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Dow Declares Force Majeure on Caustic Soda in Western Canada

3:06 PM MDT | July 30, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Dow Chemical and Dow Chemical Canada have declared force majeure on deliveries of 50% liquid caustic soda in Western Canada. Dow cites the Canadian National (CN) worker strike that began on February 10, which has resulted in delays or curtailment of both rail and related truck shipments in the region (CW, Feb. 14/21, p. 4). The force majeure only affects customers that receive shipments via Dow’s West Coast Distribution Center in Vancouver. This represents about 25% of Dow’s North American caustic market, says Cristi Stiers, Dow marketing...

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